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Army instructed to reply to ceasefire violations: Prasad

The government has given instructions to the Army to reply to ceasefire violations by Pakistan at the border, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

“The Army has been instructed to reply to the ceasefire violations and it is acting on the issue,” Prasad told reporters here on the issue of ceasefire violations.

The Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and IT was speaking at the airport, before leaving for Jabalpur along with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to lay the foundation stone for Electronic Manufacturing Cluster and IT Park.

In one of the worst ceasefire violations, five villagers were killed and 29 injured in heavy mortar shelling and firing by Pakistani troops targeting hamlets and outposts along the international border in Jammu district today.

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